Last week was Mental Health Awareness week. I participated in a tweet a thon with other mental health organizations to spread the word.
I wonder what it would be like if there were no stigma against getting help for mental and emotional difficulties. Would there be less suffering? Would the suicide rate decrease? Would there be an increase in overall life satisfaction? The joy in working with children is that they are not as cognizant of the stigma related to mental health. It’s only as we internalize the messages from parents, society and others that we endure suffering.
Did you participate in any mental health awareness activities? Do you identify yourself as an advocate?